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Thread: Which screen??

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    Aug 23, 2008
    Question Which screen??
    I am looking at the MacBook Pro. Which screen is the best, Glossy or Anti-Glare?? I know..I know it should be personal preference, but, what is the popular one and why?
    p.s. I am new to Mac's, like this will be my first.

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    ki99's Avatar
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    May 31, 2007
    Ontario, Canada.
    Macbook(W) 2GHz, 80GB HD, 1G RAM, Windows XP
    why don't you hop on down to an apple store (or best buy, or any electronic store with macs) and give them a go yourself, and see which you like better.

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    InvalidUserID's Avatar
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    Nov 13, 2007
    Palo Alto, CA (near San Jose)
    2.5GHz C2D MBP & 16GB White 3G iPhone
    I agree with ki99 to visit your local Apple Store and take a look.

    I personally went with the matte look although I initially thought the glossy would be better. However after looking first-hand at how the glossy reflected the light, I went with the matte. Considering I spend the majority of my time with my Mac either in a bright classroom or coffeehouse, it was a better fit for me.

    But do check it out yourself before making a decision. Good luck!

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    Member Since
    Jul 29, 2008
    anti glare is my personal. Glossy makes my eyes hurt after a bit

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    Noxian's Avatar
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    Jun 17, 2006
    MacBook Pro 2.2ghz, 3GB, 250GB - 16GB White iPhone 3G - 2nd Gen 1GB Shuffle
    I had a glossy on my old MacBook, didn't mind it that much. Picked up a MacBook Pro at Best Buy (no Apple stores near by) with out even thinking about it realized I bought a matte screen about a day later. Actually like the matte screen overall much more then the glossy.

    But as mentioned above its all about personal preference.

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Glossy if you watch movies a lot or to just show off. Matte if you do motion graphics/design work. Glare is not your friend in these fields.

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